A White Heron by Sarah Orne Jewett


Hardcover. Condition: Good. 1887. Houghton Mifflin and Co (Riverside press).

It follows a young city girl named Sylvia who comes to live with her grandmother in the country. She meets a young ornithologist hunter seeking to find a rare bird that he recently spotted in the area. As the story progresses, Sylvia is challenged with whether or not she should tell the hunter she saw the bird. She also discovers her passion for country life and her love and values for the animals that inhabit it.

Cited as an early example of feminist writing.